L’éditeur Hermes Press a engagé Howard Chaykin (The Shadow, Satellite Sam) pour s’occuper d’une nouvelle série sur le héros Buck Rogers (personnage créé par l’écrivain Philip Francis Nowlan dans la nouvelle Armageddon 2419 A.D.).

Anthony “Buck” Rogers, vétéran de la première guerre, se réveil 400 ans après le crash de son avion dans une mine mystérieuse. Il y fait la rencontre de Wilma Deering, complice dans ses innombrables aventures stellaires.

Sortie du premier numéro en aout 2013.


Le site de l’éditeur : idwpublishing.com

Voilà un projet qui m’intéresse : Chaykin sur Buck Rogers, ça peut donner !


De l’extraterrestre à l’air revêche, avec des talons aiguilles et des bas à couture ! Forcément que ça t’intéresse.

Jim préfère les vertes…

On a eu aucune information supplémentaire sur le projet lors du C2E2. On ne sait rien du format, ni même si Chaykin s’occupera intégralement du projet ou si un autre dessinateur l’y rejoindra.
C’est quand même dommage de ne pas avoir profité du rassemblement pour frapper fort.

Rectification: ce n’est pas chez IDW Publishing que sortira la série Buck Rogers de Howard Chaykin mais chez Hermes Press; un éditeur qui s’est spécialisé dans la réimpression de vieux strips comme The Phantom, Agent 13, Mike Hammer ou l’intégrale de Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

Sortie du premier numéro en aout.


[quote]BUCK ROGERS the first, best, original Sci-Fi hero is back in an all-new comic book series from Hermes Press with art and stories by HOWARD CHAYKIN.

For the past five years Hermes Press has been producing critically acclaimed, best selling archival reprints of the original Buck Rogers daily and Sunday comic strips; now the company will be offering an all new take on this classic series helmed by renowned comic book artist and writer Howard Chaykin.

To celebrate his new Buck Rogers series Chaykin will premiere this new version of the feature with a poster designed especially for the Comic-Con which will be given away only at the panel, “Buck Rogers, Past, Present, and Future” on Friday, July 13, from 6:00-7:00 PM in room 4. The full color poster, featuring Buck Rogers and Wilma Deering is a Comic-Con panel exclusive.

Chaykin’s new series will take the feature back to its origins and have the look and feel of the “classic” Buck Rogers. Hermes Press publisher Dan Herman believes that the strength of the original newspaper strip is “its great sci-fi tales, characters, and its vision of the future — it’s a great tradition to draw on and this new series will pay homage to the classic version of the newspaper strip.”

Chaykin feels that Buck Rogers is one of the great science-fiction features and is completely revved up about creating a new version of the feature. “When Dan casually asked me whether I had any interest in reviving BUCK ROGERS, my reaction was first physical–genuine goose pimples–followed by complete delight at the thought of paying back a concept that was so utterly seminal in my thinking about our medium and our field.”

Chaykin will also be at Hermes Press’ booth on Friday July 13, from 2-4 to talk about the new series. So, if you want the inside scoop on the new Buck Rogers come to the panel on “lucky” Friday the 13th! [/quote]


Source: www.bleedingcool.com

Les sollicitations de Buck Rogers In The 25th Century #4 prévu pour novembre 2013.


Written, art and cover by Howard Chaykin.
The adventure that started in Howard Chaykin’s ground-breaking tale of the new Buck Rogers comes to its exciting conclusion! Buck Rogers, former World War I ace is accidentally suspended in time only to awaken to a new and different earth, 500 years in the future, fragmented by war and ruled by an omnipotent force- the Chinese. Now, Buck along with Colonel Wilma Deering, begin a new fight, to free the United States! You’re in for the ride of your life with this wrap-up of Chaykin’s story arc! Some of the cast won’t make it, but you’ll have to read the book to find out the thrill packed, surprising conclusion to this classic in the making!
32 pages, $3.99.[/quote]

C’est un peu “Blackhawk dans l’espace”, mais bon, c’est alléchant quand même…